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Articles Posted by Dec31,1999

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  • Where is Cultural Jihad?

    10/03/2003 5:47:02 PM PDT · by Dec31,1999 · 104 replies · 310+ views
    Self | Oct 3, 2003 | Self
    If anyone is wondering, and probably few are, Cultural Jihad has seemed to drop out as of September 10th. In her last comment, there is no indication whatsoever of her wanting to leave FR. Although she and I have disagreed on points, I find it alarming that she would just drop off of the radar like that; it seems uncharacteristic. I hope everything is OK and that she has simply decided to move on to other things, or that she has taken along vacation, but I am concerned, nonetheless. Does anyone know this long-term poster personally, or have any way...
  • Hong Kong Announce SARS Relapse

    04/30/2003 10:16:48 PM PDT · by Dec31,1999 · 8 replies · 177+ views
    New York Post ^ | May 1,2003 | Christopher Bodeen
    May 1, 12:15 AM EDT Hong Kong Announces SARS Relapses By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press Writer BEIJING (AP) -- Hong Kong said Wednesday that 12 SARS patients suffered relapses days after doctors declared them recovered, highlighting the uncertainty surrounding attempts to treat the disease. Six of the Hong Kong patients who suffered relapses had recovered and been discharged again, but six were still in hospitals, where all were listed in good condition on Wednesday, said Dr. Liu Shao-haei, senior executive manager of the Hospital Authority. Liu provided no other details of the relapses during a news conference. Earlier, a Hospital...
  • Thank You America

    04/15/2003 7:15:20 PM PDT · by Dec31,1999 · 8 replies · 143+ views
    New York Post ^ | 04/15/03 | Kanan Makiya
    THANK YOU, AMERICA By KANAN MAKIYA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- April 15, 2003 -- BA'ATHISM died in Iraq last week. The sight of the oversized bronze head of Saddam rolling in the dust and being beaten with shoes by exuberant Iraqis is perhaps the most important image of Iraqi politics of the last 50 years. It was the end of the republic of fear. Two Iraqis with whom I was camping out in Washington, D.C., woke me up at 5 a.m. that day so we could watch the images of a free Iraq. Tears rolled down our cheeks uncontrollably. The greeting we had...
  • They're Baaaaaak!

    04/09/2003 9:28:50 PM PDT · by Dec31,1999 · 45 replies · 249+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 9, 2003 | Staff
    THEY'RE BAAAAAACK! -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- April 9, 2003 -- French President Jacques Chirac, having failed to keep Saddam Hussein in power, is now reordering the Axis of Weasel to cash in on the American-led liberation of Iraq. How do you say "chutzpah" in French? Chirac yesterday demanded - yes, demanded! - that "the political, economic, humanitarian and administrative reconstruction of Iraq is a matter for the United Nations and for it alone." And he intends to meet this week with fellow weasels Vladimir Putin, president of Russia, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan to enlist them to the cause....
  • Friends and Foes

    03/03/2003 10:38:55 PM PST · by Dec31,1999 · 3 replies · 2+ views
    The New York Post ^ | 3/3/03 | Staff
    FRIENDS AND FOES -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- March 3, 2003 -- Who would have figured, not so long ago, that fervidly Islamist Pakistan would prove to be a more reliable friend to America than supposedly secularist, longtime ally Turkey? That's the way it is. At least, that's the way it was over the weekend, when: * Pakistani police and U.S. agents near Islamabad captured Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the American-educated terror mastermind who is second only to Osama bin Laden in al Qaeda's organizational structure, and * Turkey's parliament repaid 60 years of staunch post-World War II American friendship by voting to deny U.S....
  • Breeding Islamo-fascist Terrorists at Union-Sponsored marxist Universities

    03/03/2003 10:20:53 PM PST · by Dec31,1999 · 3 replies · 78+ views
    New York Post ^ | 3/3/03 | Arnold
    ACADEMIC QUESTIONS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- March 3, 2003 -- THERE is an enormous amount of hope to be found in the capture of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, al Qaeda's "CEO" - but it must be tempered with another daunting dose of reality: Here is yet another terrorist educated by U.S. universities. The "mastermind of the 9/11 attacks" studied engineering at Chowan College in North Carolina and got a degree from the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Said a former student who lived in the same dorm, "He kept to himself. It was like he had a chip on his shoulder toward...

    12/14/2002 3:20:53 AM PST · by Dec31,1999 · 167+ views ^ | 12/14/02 | Joe McGurk
    RR WORKERS: WE WON'T BE SCABBING By JOE McGURK -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- December 14, 2002 -- Some workers on the MTA's commuter railroads say they won't pitch in to help if city subway and bus workers walk out Monday. Leaders of 14 Metro-North Railroad unions met in New Haven yesterday to voice support the possible Transit Authority strike. "The MTA has not made a reasonable proposal, and it's time for all principals to join the negotiation process and put forth a fair offer," said a statement from the unions. Thousands of engineers, conductors and other suburban railway workers may get crushed with...

    12/14/2002 3:06:08 AM PST · by Dec31,1999 · 2+ views
    New York Post ^ | Dec 14, 2002 | Murray Weiss
    COPS ZERO IN ON SUBWAY HOAX BLOKES By MURRAY WEISS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- December 14, 2002 -- Police are looking for at least two young men suspected of planting dozens of boxes marked "fear" in the Union Square subway station - possibly as a publicity stunt, law enforcement sources said. Witnesses to the incident that triggered concern about a terrorist attack have come forward to say they saw one of the men remove the boxes from a black garbage bag and plant the boxes with the help of a second man. A third man may also be involved, investigators said. But the...
  • International Rally at the UN to Stop Gun Trafficking and Save Lives

    07/14/2001 4:02:30 AM PDT · by Dec31,1999 · 12+ views
    Flier- Kevin Joseph-Quaker UN office 212-682-2745 ^ | Tuesday, 17 July Rally | "Guns Know No Borders"
    GUNS KNOW NO BORDERSINTERNATIONAL RALLY AT THE UN TO STOP GUN TRAFFICKING AND SAVE LIVESTUESDAY,17 JULYMAIN PROGRAM FROM 11-2 PM47th and 1st Avenue, NY, NY (Dag Hammarskjold Plaza)=>Half a million people are killed each year with small arms and light weapons- most in acts of war, crime or repression. While many die, others make money by placing guns into murderous hands. The UN is holding its fist ever global conference to curb the illicit traffick in small arms in New York during 9-20 July but the NRA is working to make sure that nothing meaningful happens.=>Amnesty International USA, The American ...
  • I feel so much more comfortabe with Bush in office.

    06/29/2001 8:27:59 PM PDT · by Dec31,1999 · 3+ views
    self ^ | 1-30-01 | vanity
    I feel so much more comfortable with Bush in office rather than Gore. Bush, although inarticulate, seems like an honest man, pretty much.
  • I feel so much more comfortabe with Bush in office.

    06/29/2001 7:55:31 PM PDT · by Dec31,1999 · 4+ views
    self ^ | 1-30-01 | vanity
    I feel so much more comfortable with Bush in office rather than Gore. Bush, although inarticulate, seems like an honest man, pretty much.
  • "Why Johnnie Can't Read" (My Title)

    05/27/2001 8:33:58 PM PDT · by Dec31,1999 · 10+ views
    New Yok Post ^ | May 27,2001 | Randi Weingarten
    WEINGARTEN: THANKS, BUT NO THANKS -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- May 27, 2001 -- I believe in giving credit where it is due, but your editorial saying that the school system is "run by United Federation of Teachers" is off the mark ("The Real Schools Boss," Editorial, May 21). If the UFT were running the schools, we wouldn't have some of the largest class sizes in the state, and we'd have enough books and materials, along with enough classroom space in safe and well-equipped buildings, instead of the poorly supplied, overcrowded, dilapidated buildings in which our kids now have to try to learn. Most ...
  • Mugger

    05/27/2001 8:00:30 PM PDT · by Dec31,1999 · 4+ views ^ | The latest issue | Russ Smith
    MUGGER Russ Smith He Ain’t Perry Como, Babe; Remembering Bob Dylan Bob Dylan’s "Like a Rolling Stone"–not only the greatest Top 40 song of 1965, but rock ’n’ roll’s angriest statement–was my first experience with an hallucinogen. Long Island summers, years before the terms "global warming" or "environmentalism" muddied the country’s political debate, were sticky, humid and sultry. Air-conditioning, at least in our split-level Huntington house, was still in the future. I was the youngest of five brothers, and rock, folk and early Motown hits were a constant backdrop at 123 LaRue Dr.: I fondly remember harmonizing at an ...
  • Where are All the Black Republicans?

    04/19/2000 10:17:39 PM PDT · by Dec31,1999 · 522+ views
    "New York's hottest weekly paper" ^ | 4/19/2000 | Robert Hornak
    Where Are the Black Republicans? In Europe, governing coalitions are dynamic and constantly changing. Here, though, the Democrats and the Republicans picked their allies long ago, and seem to be stuck with them. When it comes to blacks’ traditional alliance with the Democratic Party, that’s a shame. After 1865, after all, black voters devoutly supported Republicans. Teddy Roosevelt was the first president to invite a black–Booker T. Washington–to dine at the White House, and to considerable opprobrium. But after FDR and the New Deal, black support for Republicans withered away. Even Wendell Willkie’s support for antilynching laws during the ...
  • Please post any Y2K reports here. How are we doing?

    12/31/1999 4:58:22 AM PST · by Dec31,1999 · 15+ views
    Dec31, 1999 ^ | Dec 31, 1999 | Dec31, 1999
    Please post any Y2K News here. Happy New Millennium to all!
  • Naked Anti-Nuke Kooks Protest Y2k in City of Sodom (My Title)

    10/11/1999 9:58:57 AM PDT · by Dec31,1999 · 10+ views
    Westergaard | October 11, 1999 | Charlie Register
    Y2K Uncovered By Charlie Register October 11, 1999 Y2K Uncovered In the August commentary "No Squeak, No Grease" this column was openly critical of the lack of involvement Ralph Nader's Public Citizen was having in the Year 2000 debate over the reliability and safety of nuclear power plants during the rollover. Sighting the Public Citizen's recent release saying the Nuclear Regulatory Commission was allowing nuclear plants to operate outside "safety parameters," this writer stated: "The conundrum is that Nader's site calls the recently signed Y2K liability legislation `anti-consumer,' but fails to speak out on Y2K nuclear safety issues. And when ...
  • Fornicators Responsible for Vaccuum of Values in America

    09/21/1999 2:43:18 PM PDT · by Dec31,1999 · 5+ views
    September 21, 1999 | Art Carney
    It has been 3 decades since the divorce laws in this country have been made easy and what have we got? A 50% or higher divorce rate. It is clear that the world we live in now is quite different than in the 1950's and before. The high rates of crime and debauchery can be traced to the divorce rate, attributable to the promiscuous behaviour of heterosexuals disobeying God's laws which clearly state that it is detremental to divorse one's spouse. These promiscuous fornicators should be brought to justice. Stoning would teach these fornicators a good lesson and set an ...
  • What do Freepers who don't post on Y2K threads think about Y2k?

    09/11/1999 6:40:52 PM PDT · by Dec31,1999 · 13+ views
    Vanity | 9/11/1999 | Archives
    What do you think? TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It), just a regular day or somewhere between? What, if anything, is your family doing to prepare? No flames please.
  • What do Freepers who don't read Y2K threads think about Y2K?

    09/08/1999 7:06:06 PM PDT · by Dec31,1999 · 14+ views
    Vanity Post | Sept 9th, '99 | Dec31,1999
    What do you think about the Y2K computer defect? Anything to worry about?
  • Feds Prepare for Y2K Riots

    09/01/1999 12:07:22 PM PDT · by Dec31,1999 · 10+ views
    ABC News | August 31, 1999 | It doesn't say. Hmmmm
    SEND PAGE TO A FRIEND Feds Prepare for Y2K Riots Preparing Contingency Plans for Many Scenarios W A S H I N G T O N, Aug. 31 — The U.S. government is preparing for possible violence from cults, guerrillas, hate groups and end-of-world-fearing zealots as 2000 approaches. Law enforcement officials are working on contingency plans to cope with everything from cyber attacks to bombs at New Year’s Eve parties, though they say they lack knowledge of specific, credible threats. The Federal Bureau of Investigation “expects to see increased and possibly violent activities among certain domestic groups related to ...